Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon is a daily children’s series that ran between Thanksgiving and Christmas in 1938. The story begins with six year old Jonathan Thomas lying in bed on Christmas Eve with his teddy bear Guz. While he is lying in bed, two elves slide down a moonbeam into his room. Guz, his teddy bear, chases the elves back up the moonbeam and Jonathan Thomas follows in order to get his Guz back.
Upon reaching the moon, Jonathan Thomas meets the Man in the Moon and his horse Gorgonzola. After being accused of kidnapping Santa Claus, the troop is commanded to bring back him in time for Christmas.
On their adventure, they confront an evil witch, a dragon with thirteen tales, and they meet several characters from the Lewis Carol classic Alice in Wonderland.
Will they be able to rescue Santa Claus from the Squeebubblians in time to save Christmas?
Find out by listening to this exciting series prepared especially for children.
OTRR Release Information:
Series Name: Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas on the Moon
Release Status: OTRR Certified Accurate
Release Date: July 11, 2008
Release Version: Version 1
Number of CDs: 1
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January 6, 2012 Subject:
Charming and fun...
Thanks for all the work done to bring this back! Certainly for today's children's taste this may be too "precious" and unsophisticated for all but the youngest--and without any video I do wonder if kid's today would be able to sit still for it. But it is worth listening too for several things. Some of the voice characteristion's are direct take off's of Hollywood and well known stars of the time (Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Durante to name a couple) and some other typically 30's and 40's cartoony voices--even a a Brooklyn accented horse!
But what makes it so entertaining is the cleverness of the story--it's fast pace--and the energy of young Red Skelton as the Man in the Moon!! A role BEFORE he became a star on his own by the next year, and yet all the wonderful vocal inflections and cadences already intact!